Hotel Marmont

Split, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
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Hotel Marmont

Split, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

A sleek hotel with a mouth-watering restaurant, set in a superbly restored 15th-century stone building at the heart of Split’s UNESCO-listed old town

A sleek hotel with a mouth-watering restaurant, set in a superbly restored 15th-century stone building at the heart of Split’s UNESCO-listed old town

Giving onto a palm-lined seafront promenade and backed by rugged limestone mountains, Split grew up around a splendid Roman palace, built by Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century AD. Much of the old town is contained within the palace walls, where a warren of narrow alleys is packed with proud Venetian-era buildings, many hosting hip cafés and boho-chic boutiques at street level.

In the old town, between the seafront and the main square, the 22-room Marmont opened in July 2008. From a flagstone side street, automatic sliding glass doors open into the reception area to reveal a sophisticated, contemporary interior, a Mediterranean restaurant, and rooms spread over 3 floors. On a mezzanine level above reception, a lounge-bar with white boxy sofas and potted palms leads onto a raised terrace, where guests can order drinks at comfy wicker sofas in the shade of big white parasols. Remarkably helpful reception staff can recommend local restaurants and attractions, and advise about trips to the nearby Dalmatian islands, served by regular ferries from the nearby harbour.


    • You couldn't ask for a better location; you're right in the heart of the old town
    • A buzzy cocktail bar and lively restaurant serving a range of enticing dishes; our mouths were watering just reading the menu
    • Smart, pampering rooms with modern, minimalist furnishings, and a spoiling Luxury Suite which comes kitted with a Jacuzzi tub
    • Personalised treatment from attentive staff - with just 22 rooms, reception personnel remember all of their guests
    • It's the perfect place to start and end an island-hopping trip


  • If this is your first time in Spilt, you're likely to get lost trying to find the hotel; call reception and they'll guide you in! Guests have to park outside the pedestrian-only old town, then carry their luggage to the hotel
  • Hot food at breakfast costs extra, and there aren't any vegetarian dishes on the restaurant's menu
  • Some might find the rooms a bit bland (think beige, magnolia and coffee), plus they lack balconies
  • Limited extra facilities - no pool, no gym, small amount of outdoor space
  • No extra beds

Best time to go

In high-season (July-August), Split is hot, crowded and chaotic, though if you’re in search of a buzzing nightlife and open-air cultural events, then this is the time for you. Book into the Marmont during May-June or September-October to avoid the crowds and enjoy outdoor sporting activities - the days are sunny but not too hot (ideal for hiking) and the sea still warm enough to swim. If you visit in low season (November-April), you’ll find the city quite peaceful and will get a true taste of everyday life among the locals.

Our top tips

We'd recommend that you stay here at the start and end of an island-hopping trip; you can easily visit Hvar, Palmizana, Brač, Bol and Vis across a 2-week holiday. See our travel advice for more information on ferries.

Great for...

City Style
  • Boutique Hotel
  • 23 rooms
  • Restaurant + bar (open daily)
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • Beach Nearby
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Car not necessary
  • Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Concierge Service


The Marmont offers 21 double rooms spread over 3 floors, plus two top-floor Suites. Each has a deliciously comfy kingsize bed with a table and lamp to each side, a chair and desk with a flat-screen TV, armchairs, and ample wardrobe space.

All rooms are very similar in size and design: the Standard Room overlooks the inner courtyard while the Superior and Deluxe Rooms overlook the street. We couldn’t really tell the difference between the latter two, so we don’t feel the extra cost for the Deluxe Rooms is worth it. The top-floor Premium and Penthouse Suites are both sumptuous apartments comprising a vast living room with views of the Old Town and a spacious bedroom, both with sloping ceilings. The Premium Suite has whitewashed décor throughout and a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, whereas the bedroom in the Penthouse Suite comes with its own library.

All the furniture is of a smart minimalist style and made of mahogany, while the fabrics add tones of cream, beige and dark brown; floors are blanched oak. Amenities include a phone, a CD player, a radio, individually controlled a/c and heating, a minibar, a safe box and free WiFi.

Bathrooms are sleek and modern, with dark grey marble tiles, Pascal Morabito toiletries, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers. Some rooms have a tub, others a rainfall shower with glass doors: prices are the same, so state if you have a preference when booking.

Features include:

  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe box
  • WiFi


On the ground floor you’ll find Restaurant Marshal, a bright space with large fold-out patio doors and exposed stone walls, where all meals are served. Breakfast is included in the rates and consists of a typical European buffet. While the choice is limited, everything is fresh and of high quality - think seasonal fruit, yoghurts, cereal, straight-from-the-oven croissants, and platters of cheeses and cold meats. There are also a number of hot dishes available (extra charge), such as eggs Benedict.

For lunch and dinner, there’s simple but delicious-sounding menu of Mediterranean classics with a focus on fresh seafood. Start with a traditional Dalmatian fish soup before moving on to grilled beef or fish from the counter (straight from the sea that morning). Finish with chocolate truffles. If you’d rather something lighter, cosy up on a sofa and pick as much or as little as you’d like from the tapas menu (calamari, cheese and meats, snails, chicken skewers).

There’s also a great cocktail menu, and drinks can be enjoyed at the bar (within the restaurant), on the communal terrace, or outside at one of the cosy tables on the cobbled streets. Most days there’s live music, too.

If you want to eat out, there’s no shortage of restaurants in the old town. A favourite is Luxor, nearby on the Roman Peristyle, which occupies a fine 15th-century building with an exposed stone interior. Sip coffee in its ground-floor café, or try Croatian specialities in the first-floor restaurant. Alternatively, try ACI Grašo for glorious sea views from the terrace of a modern building above the ACI sailing marina, with a sumptuous menu featuring tasty local dishes.

Features include:

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Room service


  • Explore Split’s majestic old town (one of the centres of Croatian culture), much of which lies within the walls of Diocletian’s Palace. Begin with Sveti Duje Cathedral on the Roman Peristyle, then wander the maze of narrow pedestrian-only medieval side streets. Spend the evenings with the throngs of people along the beautifully lit riva (harbour front)
  • Visit the Meštroviæ Gallery, exhibiting works in stone, wood and bronze by Croatia’s greatest 20th-century sculptor
  • Browse the stalls on Split’s pazar (open-air market), where local small-holders barter seasonal fruit and vegetables, cheeses, free-range eggs and fresh flowers
  • If you’re here during the Split Summer Festival, (mid-July to mid-August), attend an open-air evening opera performance on the Peristyle
  • Hike across Marjan, a 3.5 km-long peninsula planted with pines, palms, agaves and cacti, offering fantastic views down onto town and out to sea
  • Visit nearby Trogir, a miniature medieval city on a fortified island joined to the mainland by a bridge, and also a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Take a ferry to Supetar on Brač, then cross the island to Bol to bathe on the Zlatni Rat, a spectacular (though often crowded) beach made up of fine golden pebbles
  • Visit Hvar Town, which features a 16th-century cathedral overlooking a magnificent piazza (the largest in Dalmatia), plus an arsenal, a 17th-century municipal theatre (the oldest public theatre in Europe), 2 monasteries and a hilltop castle
  • Go whitewater rafting on the Cetina river near Omis

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Museums / galleries
  • Nightlife
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Shopping / markets
  • Swimming
  • Traditional cultures


All ages are welcome and baby cots are available, but note there are no extra beds available.

Best for:

Teens (over 12)

Kid Friendly:


The hotel is discreetly located (ie. at first, elusive to find!) on a narrow side street in the heart of Split’s pedestrian-only old town, on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia.

By Air:
Fly to Split (25km). Click on the links below for a list of airlines serving the airport.

From the Airport
Either take the airport bus to the city centre (30 minutes) and walk, or jump in a taxi which will drop you just outside the old town.

By Sea:
If you are arriving from Italy, Jadrolinija and Blue Line operate daily overnight ferries to Split from Ancona. In addition, through summer (June-September) SNAV run daily catamarans from Ancona to Split.

By Car:
If you rent a car, bear in mind that parking in Split is always a problem, especially near the city centre in peak season. Local buses are cheap and regular services operate along the mainland coast from Split. If you must hire a car, see our car rental recommendations. The hotel has Do note that the hotel has 2 private spaces (extra cost) located outside the city walls; must be booked in advance.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through

More on getting to Croatia


  • Split 25.0 km SPU


  • Beach 0.7 km
  • Shops 0.1 km
  • Restaurant 0.1 km

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